The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 11, 1944 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 11, 1944
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fAGEFOUB fHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER i^(ill)i i| M/flE* COURIER NEWS CO. aw. HAWBS, PubUiher ,•>,,• SAMUEL F. MORRIS, Editor \ v JAME8 A.'OATENB, Advertising Manager /'Sole National Advertising Representatives - ce witnwr Oo, New York, Chicago, De- Atlanta, Memphis. ' • Afternoon Except Sunday Bct«ied,aa second class matter at the post- office. at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- gtm ,<3ctober 9. 1917. jBerved by the United Press \ P - SUBSCRIPTION BATES I By carrier In the city of Blythevllle, 20o per •Wk, or 85o per month. . « By mall,-with In a radius of "40 miles, $4.00 per y»ar, fC.W lor six months, $1,00 for three months; by ; mall outside 50 mile zone $10,00 per year piyable" In' advance. Vbterans' Rights j W.e all should like lo sec a smooth 4nd painless ;S'jift from war to civilian' rjroducttqrf without the loss of a (lay's \j r ork to anyone. But that is too much tjKexpect in reshuffling ;» labor force qf 55 million. The best and most that IJostwjU' planners .can hope for is a brief mid limited disruption. I That is going to he tough enough \yithout the threat of any dtaagrcc- rjient between .returning servicemen 4ml current workers in competition- for postwar jobs. But that threat seems to l}e looming'in the'debate over interpretation -of the ^Selective Service law's provision'for veterans' jobs. } Thejaw states that the veteran shall Ije entitled to his old job, or an equally good yob, 1 .unless circumstances have so Altered -an employer's business that it is manifestly impossible to provide it. Selective Service officers who will' enforce that law have given it an unequivocal interpretation. But Neil Brant of the ' United Electrical Workers' XJnioii has called such literal interpretation "extremely vicious" because it'pits the veteran against the non-veteran. < It is unfortunately true that this law may cause some hardship. Ami it isn't ^easy .for the ; man who faces pos- ^ible demotion or dismissal under it to Ije blithely generous and say "the vet- 4ran cbmei" first." But, hard or easy,, the truth is that the veteran docs come fjirst, and there can be no other choice on ethical* OR practical grounds. , Ceitainly tliere is no need to urge [he debt that the' country owes the yeteran,' or to contrast the sacrifices •Of any civilian, including the war work- ^r, with.those of the soldier or sailor', Whether or not he was under fire. •' There has already been sonie talk ^bout_ the equal contribution of "front line" 'a.nd "home front" warriors. However Ih'eoretically true such talk might Ije, ifTsn't going to go with men who tiave been through the hell that thoiis- guds of our fighting men have, j So from the practical standpoint, it must bej;evident to any labor leader that he can make : himself and perhaps Hie whole labor movement unpopular' by quibbling or hedging about the clear intent of the Selective Service law in regard to veterans' jobs.-It can only Divide the country; ; Labor isn't the only possible source <jf bickering which can bog down the Vital task of finding jobs for all. There is plenty of it in the political warfare rjow -being waged. But that will clear away in a few weeks, and it will surely be seen thai the intent of responsible American leaders is to achieve full employment, whatever is being said to the contrary now. i But-nothing could be more destructive to the national unity necessary to achieve it than a suspicion that it rpight be achieved at the expense of the 'vjeteranr Even a suspicion would leave BLYTflEVILLE (ARK.) .COURIER NEWS us defenseless against the charge that w« are criminally ungrateful. Colonies and the Charter The Chinese'delegation at Dumbarton Oaks has''suggested that certain colonial areas be put under an international trusteeship after the war. Anthony Eden has suggested that Great Britnrn will oppose any effort to return lost colonies to italy, without suggesting who will get them. The Atlantic Charter, subscribed to by all 26 nations, at war with the Axis, suggested that the signatories "respect the right of all peoples to choose the form of government under which they will live." ' It might also he suggested that the governments represented at Dumbarton Oaks inform the work!, including the peoples of colonial areas, if, when, and how this provision of the Atlantic Char- tei-'is going (o be carried out. There Ought to Be a Law There ought to be a law that no man or woman express an opinion, privately or publicly, on any political, social or economic, question, unless, if (nullified, he voted at the last ejection. Maybe not a law. But the idea is sound. If Americans follow the standards .they have set'Jn previous elections, 80 million of them who arc eligible lo v'bte on November 7th will not do so. •Yet it is a-safe guess that at least 20 million of that 30, during the next four years, will' do plenty of beefing and griping about the actions and policies of elected officials from the President down to dog-catcher. Actually, by refusing to take'the trouble, to cast a vote', they, will have forfeited all moral right cither to criticize or approve, 16 condemn or applaud. 1 ; 'It's too'bad the forfeiture cannot be made legal as well as moral, at least as an experiment.' ',.,.. Basic Alphabet •' N°y" that V-l, has been conquered, the,Allies are pressing diV toward V-E Day: before the Nazis: can ; bring the promised V-2 and V-3 to bear, upon tliein. And in anticipation of V-E (and ofAcpurse of : the more\distanfc^ r j.^or just plain V Day) the British have 1 'begun production of V-U (;t'new victory uniform for the march th'rough Berlin. ' Washington's alphabetical symbols are becoming positively global. Revenge According to a news item, a landlady' convicted' of charging a roomer ab'ove-ceiling prices drew such a stiff fine 'that she is going to have to give the plaintiff the rooming house if her appeal'of. is unsuccessful. '" Having listened to sundry complaints of landlords and landladies of late, we're convinced that giving one's adversary, a rooming house would be about the sweetest possible revenge in these" parlous times. • SO THEY SAY There are only two things that will njfect the speed of demobilization of Die Army. One Is the military necessity of retaining sufficient troops in service to quickly and permanently defeat of Japan. The other U available shipping- Secretary of War Henry L. Stimson. • • • If I could Imvo control of Germany for 10 years you wouldn't be able to recognize ll.-^Cap- tureci German soliiicr, quoting the only statement of Hitler's he said lie now believed. i | SID1 GUNCE3 Well, for a relumed soldier whose favorite slory is how you \vuslicd your own clollies, you certainly make a tcr- •.;•<; rj ' ic l "s$ over a few <li;tpcrs!" •.. THIS CURIOUS WORLD ByVflUUm Ferguson /™pc AT" • • ^ ; '^:S MTi@®Gmm&,\* J g; v ..- :'".-( NEAR--WINSLOW, ARIZONA, ) ;V V\' -Jj,"J WOULD ^CCOAWOCSAiEAFOOrSALL V'r-' : :'"=-) STADIUM SEATING APPKOXWSATEtY .-••" ,. .-? : S ~ '<••- •..•&*) LITTLE SHAVERS DO NOT SHAVE." ' E. R KEPPELMANNi 8t JUMPING OVER. THEIR FOE -AUD KICKING IT i WITH THEIR HINDFEET. "' NEXT: The firsl blojod transfusion. In Hollywood (Wliilc Krskine .lolmscm is on va T ration,'his column is liciiij; written "guest conductor" from ainoii); his friends and fans in Hollywood.) BV LORETTA. YOUNG (Pinch-Hiding for Erskinc Johnson) * At the risk of Joining'sucli loquacious company ns Bob Burns nml Ills "Uncle Fud," I'm about to byline an interview with ray sister, Snlly. Sally left Hollywood about IS months ago to live in Mexico City after only 12..Spanish lessons! She came home this week for a' month's visit with the family — and (o study some more Spanish! Seriously, it's script study—for she Is preparing to make her first im- ixwtant appearance in a Mexican production— "La Perln Ncgra" (The Black Pearl). TJik. mind yon, is Sally Blnne (Mrs. Normmi Foster) who extolled us all a fc«- years nso with her decision (o retire from the screen to become a charming wife and mother. I don't deny that she was bolh — her husband worships her and her daughter is a lovely yormg lady of 8, fluent in both the Eng- Mlsh anci Spanish languages. Ojjr Bgording House with MQJ.Hoople OurOurWay ByJ. R.Williams / OU)CK--COtME OUT\/ OWOOHOO' ' OF 1HAT AMD HIDE 1 OOH - - OOH. 1 THOSE CARDS/ "HERE'S MABEL COMIMG WITH THE CHILDREM AMD WAWT THEM SEEING AMY OP YOUR. BARRACK ROOM BALLETS.' CAM'T 1 EVER, AGIM LEAD A NORMAL LIFE CUZ 1 GOT A SISTER. WITH KIDS? Oooo-OH/ But tills career business—after all the things slio said. "Well, you know noiv it is, Lorelta," she 1 tells me now, with unbelievable self-effacement. "They needed a real California girl for the role in this picture , . . and well ... 1 was the nearest, one to the scene." FOSTER GOING GREAT • "La pprla Ncgra" is to lie produced by my really distinguished brother-in-law, Norman Poster, who is Mexico's white-haired boy in the film industry. The story is Ills original screen play. The leading man is to be Mexico's great star, Rtcardo Montnl- ban. ^tob WERE LASSOED FOR ¥ EGM> TWIGS?, ! IT \SWUAS W tHW WWCHMAW5 30B,M,«OR, COCKLES OF MS OLOWENKT ' O HEM1 GLO\MtM6 WORDS .—A SMILE THE MUMBLE REWARDS i A£K FOR, LOM6 RESCUED TlAE FK\C. OF HOOPLe FROIA WHY MOTHERS GET GfJAY .WSS ."£'.'" Norm's decision to grow with the Mexican film business started some years ago ,on n visit to tliat country. He fell so in love with it, he promised himself he'd return. He did— a little over two years ago when Ills earnest hope was that Mexico's young anci ambitious industry would permit him the opportunity for nn artistry which had been restricted In Hollywood. Sally says he has more tlian realized ills dreams. "Mexico's film industry," she emphasizes, "is the greatest place in the world for the Individualist Unlike in Hollywood where a film goes through manj hands before it appears on the screen, the director alone is responsible for what goes on Hie screen In Mexico. "Norman supervises everything-, writes, directs, cuts, edits — yes and the budget. He has a keen 'fimpallca' with the Mexican people His pictures have won great r.ivoi nnri earned him the reputation of beint; one of the three top-flight directors in the industry. DEI. RIO IS THEKE "Dolores Del Rio Is beautiful — more beautiful than ever! Yes. it's true. She suffered many disappointments In pursuing nn acting career U'heii she arrived from Hollywood. Her socictv friends tried to discourage her .It is still almost dis- i ] graceful for a woman lo work in I pictures In Mexico. "However, Dolores seems (o have j ncutrnlipcd the cmsc by Ihe fact she criminally became "famous in Ihe United States, and returned to Mexico City only to pursue her career. Thus she gracefully maintains both her social and career position." Sally believes there is a tremendous field for writers In Mexico today. "Anyone." she says, "who can understand dialogue and plot and absorb the psychology of Ihe Mexican people, can make a fortune writing for films there." ;•• Sally's role will call for her to WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1944 GERMAN* mil TRY IT AGAIN : Kv ^itirtd Sfhtlltr <•'•>!>>''<=>"• wit. i, f sjurt-i *-k<iirxt • '"y oy jigria jcnurrz III«IHI M ,,,.J .„M;A s.-rvic.', i,u-.. As an American newspaper correspondent in Berlin jrom 1913 to 1941, Stgrid Sclmltz saw at first hand the events that led from World War I to World War II, And site saw the behind-the- scenes preparation /or the com- ui0 "war-in-pcace" tltat she warns may ciilmiiiale in World War 111. This is the story o/ Germany's plans (o win the peace, plans that even now are being put into effect. t * 4 XV rpO secuve peace, the Allies made one concession after another to the Germans. For as soon as this reparation demand had been reduced, that political ruling rescind or modified, new loans arranged, suddenly it seemed that whatever had just been done was no longer enough to "save peace." The end effect was that Germany suffered so lilllc from her first bid lor world domination that she had no hesitation in embarking on a second. Tliis time, however, she meant to lessen the gamble by making it a total war, planned and executed along the bold LudendorfE pattern. First emphasis came on economic preparations. General Hans von Seeckt, who had built up the Heichswehr, stressed the importance of an economic foundation and he got the idea during a tour ot the United States. While in America, von Seeckt and his aides had been struck by one phase of American mobilization for the World War I—the speed of industrial conversion. General von Seeckt went home and immediately ordered the economic section of his staff to concentrate on production and business problems. He held that Germany's advantage lay not in secretly accumulating large stores of weapons, which might become obsolete, but in building her factories in such a way that within the shortest possible time the plants could turn to mass produc- ion of the most-modern arms and munitions. . .• * * » WHEN the wonderful structure of world prosperity crashed n 1929, the ringmasters of Germany recognized the approach of heir opportunity. Now, while the world was completely absorbed in ts own problems, Germany could 'shake off the last fetters of the Versailles Treaty." . By this time, even before Hitler assumed power, the ascendancy ot the militarists in Germany was :o complete thai the country's nilitary expenditures surpassed .hose of France,-whose army was supposedly five times greater. Meanwhile the German masses were being driven to despair by unemployment. Bruening's cabinet of- front fighters was succeeded by the cabinet of barons, under Fran?, von Papen, responsible to the executive alone. This cabinet al- ipwed itself to be moved about like puppets by Adolf Hitler. When it removed the Brnening ban on the Storm Troopers, the Hitler Party, which had already rolled up a big vote, gained tremendous momentum. Before very long, Papon's cabinet was overthrown through .Hitler's intrigues, and General Kurt von Schleicher stepped in as chancellor. Suddenly, while in the midst ot negotiations with French and English representatives, von SVhleich- er realized that Germany could actually get whatever she wanted by merely applying diplomatic and economic pressures. Then, inner reforms and concessions foreshadowed by the Allies made the old secret staff man believe war could be as'oided. That opinion sealed his doom. The Junkers and Nazis had become too strong. By their combined forces he was overthrown and, on .Tune 30, 1934, Hitler had him assassinated. • * * WHEN Hitler became chancellor " of Germany, the Nazis, in lower at last, were oble to tosa" eji'- ^conomie bombshell—urge. niatio^of^a new mjrajjraimr" They 'allowed foreign businessmen to negotiate with German nterests in. an effort to secure what small payments on their oans they could get. They froze and unfroze the foreign balances n their banks to suit their political purposes. They were'too poor o pay their debts, but they had ilenly of money to buy raw materials for war. And they bought freely, on Hie world markets. * » * 'T'HE Germans stole a march on the rest of the world in using economic legerdemain to bemuse their victims. They have had 25 years of successful practice. Their and conquests in World War II jave them, even it temporarily, riew resources—raw materials', factories, foundries, and finishing plants for industrial exploitation. It also provided their leaders with a new, first-hand knowledge of foreign hideouts and enabled them to explore native populations for future renegades , and quislings for the coming war-in- peace. For that new war will be primarily an economic conflict, and what then is more necessary than business stooges conveniently placed In strategic trading centers? Men who, on their own home ground, will be ready to guide, for their personal profit, the German industrialists and businessmen in the vanguard o£ the new German invaders. Many German representatives of the very companies which co-operated with the secret general staff in bringing about World War II, have for some time been slipping out ot Germany, with Nazi permission. They go to Switzerland, to Portugal, to Spain, to Turkey, to Sweden. Everywhere they become, miraculously, anti-Nazi. But they loudly pipe the Nazi tune: "Chaos will engulf Europe," they cry, "if the German economic system is not saved. The democratic nations must win, of course, but they must be merciful, they must leave us our holdings." These Nazi agents trust that we won't recognize the old sympathy gag, or noticing, will still be afraid to ignore it. (To Be Continued) - rehearse for three weeks when she etiirus to Mexico the end of October. 'I'll never do H again," she .says. St. Joseph •VtJRlD S LARGEST SHIER AT ID' If you want to buy more War Bonds SELL US THE FURNITURE YOU AttE NOT USING, for cash! Also liberal trade-in allowance for old furniture on new. Alvin Hardy Purn. Co. 301 E. Main ' Phone 2302 WK FELL ALL DOCTOKB' sAvii STEWART'S Dri| Sttr e (tola * tan n*xt ttu PRESCRIPTIONS Freaheat Stack ' GuiranUed Bert Prlet* Kirby Drag Stores S»re 50% On TRUSSES Steel and Elastic S T E W A R F S Drug S t•r t Main & Lake Phone 2822 Roaches, RaU and Mir« eliminated. Contract wrvlw la p«l control. Biddle Exterminator! Free Estimate- US B. Third Phone Z751 FOR BALK CONCRETE 8TORM SRWEH AI.I, HIKES Che*per Than Brldro Lumber Oiceolo Tile & Culvert Co. rtionfl 891 Os«oU., Ark Fall and Winter TUNE-UP SAVE gasoline . . . SAVE Tires. Get All-round Retter Performance! T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler Dealer - Parts & Sen-ice 121 W. Ash Phone 2122 GUARANTEED TIRE RECAPPING! 24 Hour Service Also—Vulcanizing and Tire Repair WADE COAL CO. N. JBwy. 61 CEILING PRICES Phone 2291 FARMER DRAGLINE AVAILABLE ; ., About October 15th' For Farm Ditching—Make Arrangements Now. ' Surveying Of All Kinds Contact W. D. COBB, Civil Eng. 1'. 0. Box 401, Ulylheville, Ark. Phone 822 BINGO PARTY THURSDAY Oct. 12,8p.m. American Legion Hut I'KIZKS: Chickens & Other Food Products Admission 35c Sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary DRS. NIES & NIES OSIfOPATH/C PHYSICIANS RECTAL DISEASES o SPECIALTY tEXCf PT CANCER) OFFICE HOURS: 8:00-12:00 and 1:30-5:00 CHnir 5i« M»i» Blytherllte, Ark. 1'hune 2»21 DOhTEbWARDS "The Typewriter Man" I ROYAL, SMITH, CORONA, AND REMINGTON PORTABLE TYPEWRITERS I 118 N. 2nd STREET PHONE 3382 (Every Transaction Must Be Satisfactory) NOTICE TO PROPERTY OWNERS Termites may b* ruining your proper!}. fj»]| m » (o . rherk-up without cost or obligation. RATS, MICE ANI> ROACH CONTKOl. OUAR/VNTEED WORK ; r. Kentnckj M. C. 8LANKENSHIP •"'.V.' '•' Attention TRUCK OWNERS- Recap and Roll! With new tires critically short, recapping will keep your equipment on the ro.Kl. We'll give your present (ires a new lease on life! GUARANTEED WORK — CE/UNG PRICES MODINGER-POETZ TIRE CO. Ilivy. 61 North

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